chronic pain

How brain learns and encodes new skills


April 14th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): UT Dallas researchers have found that brain nerve stimulation accelerates learning in laboratory tests.The breakthrough may aid treatment of learning impairments, strokes, tinnitus and chronic pain.Another major finding ... Read more...

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Kids’ pain behaviour ‘linked to the way their family deals with pain’


April 12th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that adult children's strategies for coping with pain come from watching how their parents react to and deal with pain.Suzyen Kraljevic, from the ... Read more...

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New study paves way for controlling chronic pain


March 9th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): University of California researchers have discovered a "cross-talk" between two major biological pathways that involve pain-research that may pave the way for new approaches to understanding and controlling ... Read more...

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Euthanasia illegal in many countries


March 7th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Euthanasia, a process which painlessly helps a terminally ill person to die, is illegal in many countries across the world. However, a few countries have ... Read more...

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Placebos can work both ways


February 28th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Poor expectations of treatment can override all the effect of a potent pain-relieving drug, a brain imaging study has shown.Conversely, positive expectations of treatment doubles the natural physiological ... Read more...

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Accidental Discovery Reveals That Brain Stimulator Lowers Blood Pressure


January 25th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) People suffering from high blood pressure can take heart. A recent research has uncovered a great new method to control severe fluctuations in blood pressure. The ... Read more...

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Arthritis’ pain triggers severe depression


January 25th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Arthritis' painful condition triggers severe depression among millions of its sufferers, says a new survey. Three out of five people with arthritis are brought low by chronic ... Read more...

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Ibuprofen could treble stroke risk


January 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Large regular doses of ibuprofen and similar painkillers could treble the risk of stroke and up the likelihood of heart attacks, scientists warn.Researchers have found that high doses ... Read more...

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‘Psychedelic’ drug salvia shows promise against addiction


January 4th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers at Johns Hopkins University Medical School are considering the therapeutic role of the drug Salvia, which usually causes an intense psychedelic experience.Matthew W. Johnson, a psychologist and ... Read more...

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Pakistani girl undergoes sex change operation


December 25th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) A 13-year-old Pakistani girl underwent a successful sex change operation after doctors said her physiology was that of a male.The teenaged girl, Aisha, was brought to the Hafizabad ... Read more...

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Chilli compound shows pain relief promise


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Researchers at Aberdeen University are using the compound that gives chillies their kick in the fight against chronic pain.They have identified how genes are 'turned on' to make ... Read more...

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Tiny smart chip to combat chronic pain


December 17th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) A revolutionary new smart chip, the size of a match head implanted in the spinal cord, blocks pain signals and prevents them from reaching the brain. The tiny ... Read more...

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Oz scientists turn chronic pain into ‘the colour blue’


November 16th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 16 (ANI): Oz scientists have discovered a gene that plays a vital role in the brain's processing of pain and was also implicated in the mysterious condition synaesthesia.It offers ... Read more...

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Guidelines to ease back pain released


October 20th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In what may come as a much needed relief for the millions of Indians who suffer with back pain everyday, a set of guidelines on its management ... Read more...

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TNA Wrestling: Hulk Hogan’s Surgery Postponed


October 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Last night as ‘TNA Wrestling’ began, Kurt Angle came out to wish ‘Hulk Hogan’ a speedy recovery. Although it is often just a part of the storyline when ... Read more...

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Why we naturally clutch our hands after injury


September 24th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): A new study reveals why we naturally clutch our hand when it gets hurt.University College London researchers said that self-touch offers significant relief for acute pain under experimental ... Read more...

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Novel drug boosts marijuana-like chemical in body to relieve severe pain


September 21st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): American and Italian researchers have discovered that a novel drug allows a marijuana-like chemical in the body to effectively control pain at the site of an injury.Daniele Piomelli ... Read more...

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Novel discovery may lead to new therapies for chronic pain


September 8th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Mount Sinai researchers have discovered a major mechanism underlying the development of tolerance to chronic morphine treatment - the find might lead the way for new therapies to ... Read more...

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Pot Might Act As Chronic Pain Reliever, Study Says


September 7th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Ottawa, Sep 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is some great news for all the marijuana enthusiasts out there. A research which was conducted by scientists in Canada has highlighted that smoking ... Read more...

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Acupuncture eases side effects and symptoms of some cancers


September 6th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): A number of recent studies have shown that acupuncture can help control a number of symptoms and side effects-such as pain, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting-associated with ... Read more...

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Smoked cannabis relieves chronic pain


August 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Smoked cannabis provides relief to patients suffering from chronic pain, improves mood and helps sleep, according to a new research.Oral cannabinoids have shown success in treating some types ... Read more...

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Risk factors for painkiller addiction identified


August 29th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): Why are some people more likely to become addicted to painkillers than others? Well, a new study has started to unlock the puzzle.Geisinger investigators have found that patients ... Read more...

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Ban sought on genetic engineering of animals


August 25th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Humane Society International (HIS), an animal welfare group, wants a ban on the genetic engineering and cloning of farm animals aimed at boosting egg, meat or milk ... Read more...

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Tai Chi an alternative treatment for chronic pain condition


August 19th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Practicing Tai Chi can help ease fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, say US researchers.Researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston found out that fibromyalgia suffers who practiced ... Read more...

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Achilles heel of chronic inflammatory pain uncovered


August 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): In what could be called the Achilles heel of chronic inflammatory pain, scientists have for the first time discovered that genes involved in chronic pain are regulated by ... Read more...

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Mailman Stephen Hale Facing Drug Selling Charges


August 7th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A postal worker named Stephen Hale of Gloucester has been slapped with charges of drug delivery by the cops. The mailman allegedly supplied drugs in his ... Read more...

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Gene related to chronic pain discovered


August 6th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a gene, which is linked with susceptibility to chronic pain caused by nerve injury in humans.Darvasi and an international ... Read more...

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Why some are more susceptible to pain than others


August 5th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene associated with susceptibility to chronic pain in humans, signaling a significant step toward better understanding and treating the condition.The degree of pain experienced ... Read more...

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Kalam unveils mobile dialysis facility in Bangalore


July 30th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam late Thursday unveiled a mobile dialysis unit at Manipal Hospital in this tech hub to provide the facility at an ailing patient's doorstep. As ... Read more...

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Feeling secure in a relationship is good for your heart


July 21st, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Being in a close and warm relationship that makes you feel secure is really good for your heart, says a new study.The study conducted by Lachlan A. McWilliams, ... Read more...

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Study explores obesity and chronic pain links


July 20th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): While it is well known that obese people have a high incidence of persistent pain problems, a new study has found that comorbid obesity and pain also are ... Read more...

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Pain, dry mouth from radiation therapy affects sleep in cancer patients


July 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Head and neck cancer patients suffer from poor sleep quality due to chronic pain and dry mouth problems related to radiation treatments, according to a new study.According to ... Read more...

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Sleep deprivation linked to chronic migraine


June 24th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep deprivation leads to changes in the levels of key proteins that facilitate events involved in the underlying pathology of migraine, a new study ... Read more...

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No More Growth For The Woman Who Couldn’t Stop Growing


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Tanya Angus, 31, from Las Vegas, Nevada has been suffering from a rare form of gigantism. It forced her to gain 336 pounds of weight ... Read more...

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Cure for woman who can’t stop growing found


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A young woman, who has been suffering from a rare form of gigantism that made her gain 336 pounds and grow to nearly 7-feet tall, has been given ... Read more...

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